Ranya Renee - Juicy Juicy Technique for Egyptian Baladi: Ground-Driven and Torso-Driven Approaches
Jun
22
4:00 PM16:00

Ranya Renee - Juicy Juicy Technique for Egyptian Baladi: Ground-Driven and Torso-Driven Approaches

Deep technique exploration to prep your body for baladi, from the ground up, and from the top and middle down! Go beyond an isolationist, “body-part-based” approach to upper and lower torso movements, and towards clearer directionality and containment within your skeletal and muscular support system. We’ll also connect the physical with a “class-based” view of Egyptian dance technique, exploring cultural meanings of different ways of moving, especially prior to the recent globalization of Egyptian dance. Technique differences between prominent Egyptian dance legends of the 20th century will be covered as well, in the baladi context. With delicious baladi warm-up and practice flows.

Skill level: All levels.

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Cyndi Cyreigna Elliott - ATS (Tribal Improv) for the Soloist
Jun
22
4:00 PM16:00

Cyndi Cyreigna Elliott - ATS (Tribal Improv) for the Soloist

ATS® is not traditionally a solo dance style. It was originally meant to be performed with a group, but can adapted to be very powerful for a Soloist. ATS® was created to show the connection between not only a group of dancers, but also the connection between dancers and music. ATS® for the soloist is designed to enhance the use of our vocabulary. Dancing with your music, leading and following still applies, but your dance partners are the Audience, the drums, flutes, and string instruments of the music being played. For an ATS® solo to be successful, you must learn to dance within your box, while your box is in motion. We will also cover how to make an entrance, stage presence, and exiting the stage!

All levels: ATS Basics.

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Edenia Archuleta - Body Control & Waves
Jun
22
4:00 PM16:00

Edenia Archuleta - Body Control & Waves

Let’s make waves go through our bodies and fuse them into belly dance. Focusing on waving and body control, we will start with the basics and get a little advanced. Edenia will show you how to make smooth transitions with waving combos. We will break them down into sections to help understand how important it is to learn how to control these waves!

Skill level: All levels.

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Amara - Stunning Sword
Jun
22
1:30 PM13:30

Amara - Stunning Sword

Audiences love swords! Not only is the sword dramatic with a hint of danger, but is a wonderful prop that does not take up too much space in a crowded venue. You will learn spectacular ways to handle and present your sword, techniques to balance the sword quickly and securely, and more importantly, what to do once the sword is balanced: beautiful stationary movements and techniques for travelling all while balancing the sword. Sword work is not only a great way to expand your performance repertoire but is also extremely helpful with isolations and balance in your dance. Please bring a sword and a flat non-slick headband.

Skill level: All levels.

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Dalida - Exclusive Drum Solo (Performance Opportunity)
Jun
22
1:30 PM13:30

Dalida - Exclusive Drum Solo (Performance Opportunity)

This choreography is to a composition specially written for Dalida by talented percussionist Sal Tabla. Learn how to identity the various rhythms changes, to listen to nuance details to make your performance unforgettable!

Skill level: All levels.

Performance Opportunity - This class will have a chance to perform the choreography learned during the ABDC Showcase.

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Liora - Steampunk Saidi  (Performance Opportunity)
Jun
22
1:30 PM13:30

Liora - Steampunk Saidi (Performance Opportunity)

Liora loves taking classic and folkloric styles and fusing them with modern movements and music. In this workshop, we’ll take a look at traditional Saidi rhythm and raks al assaya (cane) movements and combos then fuse them into an upbeat Steampunk-inspired choreography.

Skill level: All levels. 

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Steven Eggers - Combination Creation
Jun
22
1:00 PM13:00

Steven Eggers - Combination Creation

Want to move past all those old standards inside your comfort zone that you fall back on? Time to level up! This creative process is offered to you as a game, with all the rules and resources you need. We will have so much fun playing together, you will hardly notice that you are building a solid foundation to advance your dance repertoire.

Skill level: Advanced beginner to Intermediate.

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